One person suffers minor injuries after house fire in Rockford

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – A Rockford resident is suffering from minor injuries after a fire starts in their home around 11 p.m. Monday in the 5500 block of Alma Drive.

When fire crews arrived on the scene, they found the back of the house had been on fire but was controlled by the homeowner with fire extinguishers and a garden hose.

The damage was limited to the back wall of the home.

While attempting to extinguish the fire, one of the occupants of the home suffered minor injuries and was transported to the hospital.

The estimated loss from the fire is about $10,000.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.